North Antrim Sinn Féin MLA Daithí McKay has said that the village of Cloughmills has been left in shock after the fatal car accident on Tuesday.
He said: “This is an awful tragedy that has left this small rural community of Cloughmills in shock and mourning.
“There is no doubt there have been failings that have been contributory factors to this accident.
“All that can be done must be done to protect schoolchildren in rural communities and lessons have to be learned from this.
“My thoughts are with the mother and young children who are in hospital and we hope and pray that they make a full recovery.”